Dog Rock Fire Update for October 12, 2014 at 8 am

October 12, 2014 Posted by: Yosemite Fire Information
Current Situation: Firefighters have completed debris removal on Hwy 140/El Portal Road to allow both lanes to open this morning. The Highway 140 entrance to the park will re-open today at 8:00 AM this morning. Firefighters and fire engines will be stationed along the highway travelers should use extreme caution and expect delays when driving through the fire area. 

Engine and handcrews will be patrolling Hwy 140, watching for rolling material and hotspots. Crews on the north side of the fire will complete removal of the hoses and equipment that were used for mop-up. The weather today will be hot and dry so smoke from the interior of the fire may be visible. 

A Type 3 incident management team will take over management of the fire at 6:00 PM this evening. This team will work alongside the Type 1 team today in order to assure a smooth transition of command. This team will continue to manage the fire until full containment is achieved and firelines are returned to as natural condition as possible. 

This will be the last update from California Interagency Incident Management Team 3. The park will continue to send out updates as conditions warrant. 

Fire Facts: 311 acres; 95 % contained 

Additional Information: 
Dog Rock Fire Information Phone: 209.372.0327; 372.0328; 372.0329 (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM) 
Cal Fire information concerning the aircraft accident: Daniel Berlant –(916) 651.3473  

Last updated: October 14, 2014

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